Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SCS Sketch Challenge

I should be doing a zillion other things but I'm waiting for our handyman to come give me an estimate on work so I decided to play along with the SCS card sketch challenge again this week. I've had enough of Halloween cards for a while so for some reason, I grabbed my snowman from The Angel Company's Merriest Wishes set. I love these four little characters!

I think that I must have watercolored on the backside of my watercolor paper - it just did not want to blend at all and soaked up and stayed immediately where the ink landed. I never knew that there was a difference so I will have to be much more careful in the future...sigh... Still, I plowed forward as I hate to give up on an image (it's just paper...I know! argh)

I had the hardest time with the little strip for the sketch in the center...I wanted something eye catching and different. I had a great flourish from a Sizzix die I bought (and hadn't used) last year but it wasn't quite right. I wanted snowflakes but there were flowers in my background DP so I grabbed my Martha Stewart hydrangea's my ode to summer!

Card Materials: Merriest Wishes from The Angel Company
Accessories: Sizzix die, MS punch, Tombow markers, watercolor paper

Thanks for stopping by today - hope your week is going well. I may just go back and stamp a little saying in the bottom right corner but for now, chores await me!


Danni said...

This turned out really cute!

Silli said...

Oh...I love, love, love the cute snowman, Chris your card is very pretty! HUGS

Rita W said...

What a wonderful snowman! Great card!

Juliet A said...

Those little white flowers are perfect! Your instincts are so good with these things.

Claudia said...

Very cute Chris. You've been stamping quite a bit lately.... or at least posting about it.

disneychickstamper said...

I really like this one! Way too cute for words and love the little flowers you put on it!